Reservation life did not work out so well for the plains Indians as it did the 5 Civilized Tribes. They were hunters and gatherers, not farmers. Banishment to reservations, malnutrition, hopelessness and disease virtually accomplished what the Texans wanted all along. The Comanches and Kiowas were decimated in the process. The feelings still run strong today. And Quanah Parker, though he became a celebrity in the white man's world, was a controversy with his own people due to his reconciliation.